Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Peachy R. Gilmer, 27 January 1821

To Peachy R. Gilmer

Monticello Jan. 27. 21.

Dear Sir

The chair which is the subject of your letter of the 14th was sent to Poplar Forest the last summer, and has only awaited the order of mrs Trist or of yourself. I write to mr Yancey this day to deliver it to any person under your order. we heard from Farmington three days ago. mrs Trist was well, but mr Divers much otherwise. indeed nothing can be more changeable than the condition of his health from one day to another. accept the assurance of my great friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ItT: Luigi Nomis di Cossilla Autograph Collection); at foot of text: “Mr Gilmer.” PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Edmund Bacon to TJ; several words rewritten by TJ due to polygraph misalignment; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • campeachy chairs search
  • Divers, George; health of search
  • Farmington (G. Divers’s Albemarle Co. estate); E. Trist visits search
  • furniture; campeachy chairs search
  • Gilmer, Peachy Ridgeway; and campeachy chair search
  • Gilmer, Peachy Ridgeway; and E. Trist search
  • Gilmer, Peachy Ridgeway; letter to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); furniture at search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; and campeachy chairs search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; health of search
  • Trist, Elizabeth House; visits Farmington search
  • Yancey, Joel (d.1833); as superintendent of Poplar Forest search